TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Motagua FC Head Coach Diego Vazquez is happy to see his team in a second straight Scotiabank Concacaf League Final and this time hopes to take home the title when they face Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in the second leg of the 2019 SCL Final on Tuesday night in Tegucigalpa.
“It means a lot for Motagua to be in another final, an event that is so important with a new format where all the Central American champions are there,” said Vazquez in his pre-match press conference on Monday. “We’re trying to visualize everything and take in everything to be able to enjoy this moment,” added Vazquez.
In addition to the 2019 SCL Final, both teams are involved in the postseason of their respective domestic campaigns, which means each team will come in focused and motivated.
“The two of us are using starting teams because they are final, deciding stages with a lot at stake. Saprissa saved pieces and we did as well, so we are even when it comes to that. To be in two competitions is important and we’re happy to be enjoying that. We beat Marathon and we are fighting for the domestic title. Tomorrow we’ll enjoy this final,” said Vazquez.
There is some work for Motagua to do in Tuesday’s affair. The Catracho club is staring at a 1-0 deficit on aggregate and is looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s final when a result for Herediano in Honduras earned the Ticos the title.
Yet Vazquez sees the two scenarios between last year and this year as being different.
“You never get tired of playing finals, but you can get used to being a winner. This is a winning group; they know how to win and play this type of matches. We know the way, that gives you advantages, but they are different moments and teams. Using that experience we will look to take advantage of it on the field, which is the most important thing,” concluded Vazquez.